I'm popping in here with some praise for Christy and her workshops and classes. They are amazing and so fun! I have loved them all! Christy's She Art girls are adorable and her color workshop and Three hearts class were great, too, but my favorite so far is definitely the Art of Wild Abandonment with Junelle Jacobsen.
Junelle teaches the "wild art" classes and Christy does her own series of videos on Wednesdays with her take on the class and projects. Junelle is the sweetest person - you really feel like you are there with her as she teaches. She is funny and real and so encouraging. I have loved "meeting" her through the workshop!
I am not an artist. I took an art class a long, long time ago in high school, but I haven't drawn or sketched since then. I can't even doodle and I have never used watercolors since I was a child so I am a complete beginner in this area. BUT. . .
here is my very first project from the class. Drawing radishes!!
Crazy fun! And honestly - if I can do this - anyone can. I love that we jump right in and forget the "rules" and we use the simplest tools - paper and a mechanical pen and a big eraser. Then we learn how to use watercolor and so on.
This is another idea from the class. Simple owls.
See - I am not an artist. My youngest children can draw better than this and I may not get much better. I doubt if I'll ever completely "WOW" anyone with my art - but I can already tell that I really like this way of expressing myself and I want to learn more. Isn't it wonderful when we find a medium that allows us to grow and fulfills our need be creative and expressive and that is satisfying to us! So I'm encouraging you to try new things - art or gardening or photography or whatever interests you - and try it!
Or rediscover it!
Or reinvent it!
And remember - we all have to start somewhere and the bottom is as good as anywhere! ;)